söndag 22 april 2012

In the forest 9 - The Big One"


It is a while since I went really big, and on canvas, so I thought I would take the opportunity to make something for myself. I have never done a "gallery wrap" painting, so I bought frame and canvas for a 100 x 100 cm (39.4" x 39.4") painting.
I did a real big painting a few years ago, in my old style, but this is the biggest I have done with my new looser style. I had to adjust my approach to the size. I had the tendency make too much small details everywhere, had to balance it with big broad brush strokes. It was fun, I learned a lot, and I like it.



13 kommentarer:

  1. Wow Roger, this is beautiful! Love the bright colors in the upper half of the painting and the more darker colors under. Your trees were always very nice but in this size they are great. Good job!

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    1. Thank you Renate.
      What I like about working big is the added dimension. I can do large clean brush strokes and put in details without having to be careful.I don't like to diddle with small brushes.

      Radera
  2. Wow, it's gorgeous! And I bet it's very impressive in real life. Love all the turquoise.
    I've been very inspired to work bigger lately... you've convinced me!
    Happy Painting.

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    1. Thanks Nora. It is fun to work big, and a great challenge to adjust to your style to the size.

      Radera
  3. Your bold brushstrokes create a powerful composition.

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    1. Thanks for your support and all your nice comments. =)

      Radera
  4. This is a stunner for sure - I like the big ones. Would love to own a big forest or iris one of yours some day.

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    1. Thanks Karen. I am going back to work on paper for a while, to try new things out and let loose.

      Radera
  5. Roger this is really stunning , seeing it in perspective really gives you an idea, love it !

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    1. Thanks Jane. Gallery wrap has it's advantages, but cost more to make and takes more space.

      Radera
  6. This is beautiful. You lost nothing in going bigger and the gallery wrap is perfect.

    SvaraRadera
  7. I'm back again. I see you paint the edges. I like it when artists do that. I'm not fond of leaving it white or painting it black, even if it does end up in a frame. Actually, I prefer large paintings unframed, so the painted edges are fun.
    Happy Painting.

    SvaraRadera